Springfield man arrested after shooting on Chestnut Street


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield Police arrested a man for allegedly shooting at a car and damaging property on Friday morning.

According to Springfield Police spokesman Ryan Walsh, officers were called to the area of Chestnut and Mattoon Streets at around 9:30 a.m. where they found evidence of a shooting and property damage to a building on Chestnut Street.

A video of the shooting helped officers determine that one person identified as 43-year-old Michael Harris was shooting at a targeted passing vehicle and then ran away from the area.

Walsh said shortly before 3:00 p.m. detectives saw a person driving and stopped him at the intersection of Chestnut and Liberty Street. The driver was identified as Harris and he was arrested. He is facing the following charges:

  • Carrying a loaded firearm without a license
  • Carrying a firearm without a license
  • Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building
  • Operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license
  • Attempted assault and battery with a firearm
  • Wanton destruction of property less than $1,200

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